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Katie's Diary: Unlocking the Mystery of a Suicide (Series in Death, Dying, and Bereavement) 1st , Kindle Edition
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It was, I felt, a really self-centered and self aggrandizing thing to have the psychologists writing their 'personal feelings' fill the majority of the book, and then include only the smallest, tiniest and measliest excerpts from "Katie" and her Diary. All I wanted to read was more from the girl's personal diary. I wanted to read the real thing. I wanted to read it all.
Ya know what would have made a better book? It would have been far better to publish all of her diary entries, then perhaps, include short commentaries from these (so called) 'experts'? Not to mention these 'experts' got nearly everything wrong about this girl, whom I knew. In fact I was surprised at just how little they were able to discern from her writing. I knew more about her from the brief encounters I had with her as one of my sister's friends.
What a supreme disappointment this book was!
If you're looking for any grand insight into the writings of a girl who committed suicide, look someplace else! This is not the book for you.
If you want absurd speculations and high falootin' psycho-babble from ivory tower 'intellectuals' about a girl who committed suicide-then you'll probably love the book?
Otherwise, avoid this book at all costs. . .If I could have given it O stars, I would have!
This book is not a page-turner and not designed for the layman, but rather professionals and in particular psychotherapists. It was reasonably readable and understandable for me, but if you don't know a fair amount about psychology and different methods of therapy, you may lose your way in it. You could compare Katie's Diary with The Inner World of a Suicidal Youth, which also analyzes the diary of a young woman who committed suicide at about the same age Katie did. I liked Katie's Diary better, though, in large part because Katie was more likable than Electra.
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